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APRA Connect technical specifications

APRA has temporarily suspended the project to replace APRA’s Direct to APRA (D2A) data collection solution with APRA Connect in response to the COVID-19 situation. APRA will advise when the project recommences. 


Last updated: 12 March 2020

The following table outlines the technical specifications for APRA Connect.



Operating system

The new solution does not depend on the operating system, provided the web browser is supported.

Web browsers


APRA Connect is compatible with major web browsers. The most recent three versions of each of these browsers are recommended:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Screen resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels or higher

Adobe Acrobat DC

Version 7.0 or above

Accepted file submission formats

Manual entry, XML and XBRL

Accepted file formats for supporting document uploads

.xls, .xlsx, .csv, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif, .gif, .zip

File size upload – for ad hoc

30 MB


The following URLs are provided in advance to enable entities to configure firewalls:

API technical specification

To be provided when this functionality is available (expected for the first release of ADI financial data reporting in 2021)


myGovID Standard and Basic identity strength

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